Ola Strandberg


1. You've been in the band for six years now. Can you describe what's it been like in five words?
- Fun, developing, honorable, self-reinforcing, melodic

2. What do you prefer, playing live or recording in studio?
- I love preparing for a recording session in terms of finding the best way to approach the music, but I would say I prefer being in a live situation where I can really stretch out as a drummer and interact more with other musicians.

3. Except for music, what's your favourite thing?
- I find myself most relaxed when being outside in nature, walking in forest landscapes and surroundings near to water makes me calm and at ease. I try to do this on a daily basis and it's a perfect way to prepare for a recording or an upcoming tour.

4. Apart from the instrument you're playing, who are you in the band? What's your biggest contribution outside the music?
- I like to involve myself in things like plan for rehearsals, live shows etc. It could be logistic issues,how we want the stage to be set up and now when the band is making it´s "comeback" I would like to contribute even more in planning for how the band is presented for an audience, to take us to next level if you will.

5. What's your thoughts on the new album?
- I feel excited and elated to say the least, looking forward to the release date next year on the new label Glassville records. It's been a long time since the recording of the album and a lot of work has been done by Hasse and sound engineer Petrus Königsson to complete the whole thing. I am so looking forward to perform the new material for our fans when going on tour in 2015. The band has progressed in a high rate in both song writing and individual musical skills which I think can be heard on this album. To me, it feels even more exciting having contributed with a piece of music to the tracklist. The song Pages has inspired me to elaborate my songwriting in the future.
 

Thomsson


1. You've been in the band for six years now. Can you describe what's it been like in five words? 
- Stimulating, brotherhood, laughter, musicality, exciting 
 
2. What do you prefer, playing live or recording in studio?
- I love to hit the stage.

3. Except for music, what's your favourite thing?
- Relax at home in front of a nice bonfire with a glass of calvados.

4. Apart from the instrument you're playing, who are you in the band? What's your biggest contribution outside the music?
- I think I am the kind of person (without sounding pretentious) who can make people feel good. I’m always trying not to take things and myself to seriously. Of course you have to deliver when it's a real situation!

5. What's your thoughts on the new album?
I think the new album is a killer! Almost like a new start with ”all time high” songs, lyrics, musicality, production etc. Like a new step in the HFMC-career. Of course I think the first two albums also include great songs with a high musical performance. It’s going to be awesome to go on tour with this new material and with three albums in our back. I think after 6 years of companionship we’re really getting things together when it comes to playing live. 

Anton Lindsjö


1. You've been in the band for six years now. Can you describe what's it been like in five words?
- It has been jolly good. 

2. What do you prefer, playing live or recording in studio?
- It’s truly hard to decide a favorite. Studio recording has two faces, sometimes it represents a very creative environment, other times it’s hell on earth. Especially when being anal about sound, which I am from time to time. The recent two drum recordings have been very nice experiences as they have been done with the whole band, comfortably sitting in a sofa, playing along to the perfect sound quality of studio monitors. After that we all have split up and recorded our individual parts by ourselves, so it has been very interesting to hear the sum of our efforts in the final mix. Sometimes there have been completely new details that have come along the way that really enhanced the music. The live experience is a whole other thing and definitely one of those things that is getting more fun as we’re getting to know each other musically better for every gig. You can play off each other in ways that makes the music breath. Personally I really enjoy trying to replicate the sound of the record in the live performance but to create totally new versions is also very inspiring. The audience is what makes it all come together and gives the whole thing life and meaning. 

3. Except for music, what's your favourite thing?
- Indian food. This has actually become something of a passion of mine although I have still to get it right making it at home. Growing up in Uppsala where there’s practically no real Indian food available, I was totally unaware of this beautiful cuisine. But ever since moving to Stockholm, a high density city when it comes to Indian restaurants, I try to include at least one garlic Naan in my weekly diet.

4. Apart from the instrument you're playing, who are you in the band? What's your biggest contribution outside the music?
- Being part of this band is such a blast! I might not be the most talkative guy in the group but that’s actually because I’m busy laughing at the endless stream of jokes that’s filling up the time whenever we’re not playing. Being the youngest guy in the band, I grew up in another era with other music and I sometimes struggle to relate to some of the references the other guys have in common. But interestingly enough, most of the time, we have the same preferences as to what makes great music and the difference in background makes for a special blend of influences that I think that is a major part of our sound. I sometimes feel I missed out on the beautiful 80’s though, being just a kid when the other guys were rocking out. 

5. What's your thoughts on the new album?
- I feel the new album is a completion of the voyage that the two earlier records represent. Being so close to the recordings it’s hard to listen to them with neutral ears, and to me they really sound like a band that’s in the middle of an evolution. This time Hasse has really outdone himself writing some really great tunes and we’re happy to say we now have two composers in the band as Ola has written a fantastic epic one. Also to me, we’ve previously never been able to capture the sound right. This time I’m much happier with the result. To me the new album sound warmer and sweeter, yet fatter and bigger than the previous ones. Really looking forward to get out and play these new tunes live.

Kjell Haraldsson


1. You've been in the band for six years now. Can you describe what's it been like in five words?
- Cum tripudio etiam barbam canimus! 

2. What do you prefer, playing live or recording in studio?
- I appreciate being a part of the creative process but I definitely prefer to play live. Controlled chaos!

3. Except for music, what's your favourite thing?
- It is difficult to distinguish music from ordinary life as it is woven into everything. At least in my life. But apart from wine, women and song, I am interested in science, humanities, cooking ,travel and much more..

4. Apart from the instrument you're playing, who are you in the band? What's your biggest contribution outside the music?
- It ought to the other band members to respond to. I'd guess that they say, providers of disgusting drinks and extremely bad puns and jokes.

5. What's your thoughts on the new album?
- Long and complicated birth but a lovely offspring! By far the best HFMC so far. Not only song wise, but also the sound is much warmer and more organic. It feels like we have grown together as a band. Just can't wait to get on the road again.

Hasse Fröberg

1. You've been in the band for six years now. Can you describe what's it been like in five words?
- Hard, Work, Whole, Lotta, Fun

2. What do you prefer, playing live or recording in studio?
- I’m more comfortable playing live and it’s been that way for me since I started playing. I guess it has something to do with the fact that I’m not the most patient guy. First of all I like the environment when you’re on tour, of course being on stage is number one, but I also like the travelling and the mental build up before the show and the relaxation in the bus or the hotel afterwards. On top of that you get an immediate response from the audience and that’s something I appreciate, especially after a good show hahaha…

3. Except for music, what's your favourite thing?
- Not sure it’s my favourite thing but I still try to run a lot. Then of course I’m very interested in sports like soccer, ice hockey, track and field and skiing.

4. Apart from the instrument you're playing, who are you in the band? What's your biggest contribution outside the music?
- I’m the total dictator! No seriously, being a “bandleader” (and I’ve been that before) is more about making the guys comfortable and maybe even enthusiastic at times. To get the most out of a band, make them feel good, it’s just as simple as that.

5. What's your thoughts on the new album?
- I’ve never experienced a recording like this before. So many strange things has happened along the way and I’ve been living so close to this music for so long so right now I feel exhausted, yet hopeful. To tell you the truth, I haven’t written one single note since we started the preproduction of the album. I guess that tells you the dedication I’ve had for this project. This being our third album, from day one I’ve had the intention to make this an album I’m proud of. Honestly, me and the lads has really done our utmost to give you our strongest album to date.